What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

mating gray/white/black moths
Location:  hill above San Mateo, California
October 10, 2010 7:31 pm
I found these two moths, happily oblivious to me, on steps in a yard on the San Francisco peninsula of California. Its a hilly area of grass, shrubs and oak trees. I’d love to get a Latin name for them. Some more photos here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=24023&id=100000839873534&l=551cb22641
Signature:  Craig Reynolds

Mating Painted Tiger Moths

Hi Craig,
These little beauties are Painted Tiger Moths,
Arachnis picta, and they are a common species in Southern California.  The caterpillars are of the Woolly Bear type.

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